Fire warning to smokers

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FIGURES released this week show that more than a third of all deaths in fires in the home are caused by cigarettes.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue is uring smokers to take care when they light up at home as they launch a campaign Put It Out, Right Out.

A spokesman said: “Every five days, someone dies from a fire caused by cigarettes or smoking materials. Despite a fall in the overall number of fires caused by these products, it’s still the biggest killer in accidental fires in the home across the country.”

For safety advice visit www.derbys-fire-gov.uk.